Six fire trucks, an ambulance, and several police cars blocked East Pike Street while emergency responders dealt with a rooftop fire at Caffe Vita moments ago, one block away from The Stranger offices. According to Seattle Fire Department Chief Woodbury, the fire was successfully extinguished, and caused limited damage. The fire probably resulted from an incinerator affiliated with the roasting operation behind the retail front on the roof, he said.
A Caffe Vita employee, Jason, says that the coffee shop will hopefully be open later today. Expect an update when Caffe Vita owners are done dealing with, you know, the fire on their roof, and are available for comment.
UPDATE: Caffe Vita owners clarified that the incinerator on the roof was not affiliated with the roasting operation, and declined further comment, citing how minor the event was.